Question M.2 undetected switching from intel to amd

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That's a Sata M2 drive and needs to go into the M2_3 socket. The other slot does not support Sata drives.

Also, you may need to disable Secure Boot in the bios since this motherbd was not the one that installed windows to this drive.

That's not saying the old installation will actually boot to windows without an issue - since it will be trying to load completely wrong drivers for the new hardware...
 

karng22k

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That's a Sata M2 drive and needs to go into the M2_3 socket. The other slot does not support Sata drives.

Also, you may need to disable Secure Boot in the bios since this motherbd was not the one that installed windows to this drive.

That's not saying the old installation will actually boot to windows without an issue - since it will be trying to load completely wrong drivers for the new hardware...
Is there for me to prep my windows to boot on my new mobo?

Or is there a way for me to keep my old windows while switching to new mobo? I have a few programs that I don'r have the activation key for anyore.
 

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Or is there a way for me to keep my old windows while switching to new mobo? I have a few programs that I don'r have the activation key for anyore.
No...a system change of that level requires a full clean install.
OS and all your applications.

Running in the original system, Belarc Advisor may be aboe to discover some of the license keys for your old software.
 

karng22k

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I tried to reinstall windows from a bootable usb Drive. However when I got to the installation screen for windows, my m2 ssd does not show up as an storage option.
I tried the list disk in the command prompt but my m2 ssd is still missing. Is it possible that my m2 ssd is not compatible with my mobo?
 

hang-the-9

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I tried to reinstall windows from a bootable usb Drive. However when I got to the installation screen for windows, my m2 ssd does not show up as an storage option.
I tried the list disk in the command prompt but my m2 ssd is still missing. Is it possible that my m2 ssd is not compatible with my mobo?
Did you read the 3rd post about the motherboard sockets?
 

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Also make sure your M.2 drive is fully inserted, push it gently in the socket. I had a similar issue, my 970 EVO Plus seemed well inserted but it wasn't detected until I forced it in the socket.
 

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